Italian 1 sucks! The quality is nowhere near German or Spanish level one. I think meet the natives should be added, all words should be pronounced, and timed practice should be added.
The Italian 1 course you are studying was not created by Memrise (is a user-created course).
Italian 1 by benedictus (user-created course):
Italian 1 by Memrise (official course):
Thank you for pointing that out. I don’t know how I got the user created course instead of the Memrise course but I have it now. : )